Best uncapped fibre prices in South Africa: Vumatel vs Telkom vs Fibrehoods

Fibre-to-the-home is being rolled out across South Africa, typically offering better speeds and value than you can get on Telkom’s ADSL network.

Since Vumatel first won its bid to roll out a fibre network for Parkhurst, many neighbourhoods have followed a similar model.

The rush to roll out fibre to affluent areas in South Africa has also given rise to many new infrastructure providers.

This has resulted in a range of pricing and services being offered across the country.

The tables below detail the cheapest prices offered by local fibre service providers per line speed category.

No contract packages are shown, and once-off costs – such as installation, connection, or trenching – have been excluded.


4Mbps

Winners: Vox and Webafrica on Vumatel

Cheapest 4Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
Vox Telecom, Webafrica (entry-level) Vumatel R499 4Mbps / 1Mbps
Webafrica Openserve R688 4Mbps / 1Mbps

5Mbps

Winner: iConnect on Mitsol

Cheapest 5Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
iConnect Mitsol R490 5Mbps / NA
iConnect Fibrehoods R554 5Mbps / 5Mbps

8Mbps

Winner: Axxess on Telkom Openserve

Cheapest 8Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
Axxess Openserve R899 8Mbps / 2Mbps
Webafrica Openserve R924 8Mbps / 2Mbps

10Mbps

Winners: Webafrica on Octotel, and 123Net on Frogfoot

Cheapest 10Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
Webafrica Octotel R579 10Mbps / 5Mbps
123Net Frogfoot R589 10Mbps / 10Mbps
Cool Ideas, iConnect Mitsol R599 10Mbps / NA
Cool Ideas TT Connect R599 10Mbps / 10Mbps
iConnect, Webafrica Fibrehoods R629 10Mbps / 10Mbps
Axxess Openserve R979 10Mbps / 2.5Mbps

20Mbps

Winner: CipherWave on Metrofibre Networx

Cheapest 20Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
CipherWave Metrofibre Networx R648 20Mbps / 20Mbps
CipherWave Waterfall Access Networks R688 20Mbps / 20Mbps
CipherWave Vumatel R688 20Mbps / 20Mbps
iConnect, Webafrica Fibrehoods R729 20Mbps / 20Mbps
iConnect Mitsol R749 20Mbps / NA
iConnect Frogfoot R756 20Mbps / 10Mbps
Cool Ideas TT Connect R799 20Mbps / 20Mbps
Cool Ideas, RSAWeb, Webafrica Octotel R799 20Mbps / 5Mbps
Axxess Openserve R1,499 20Mbps / 5Mbps

40Mbps

Winner: iConnect on Fibrehoods

Cheapest 40Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
iConnect Fibrehoods R929 40Mbps / 40Mbps
Axxess Openserve R1,899 40Mbps / 10Mbps

50Mbps

Winners: CipherWave on Metrofibre Networx and Waterfall Access Networks

Cheapest Uncapped 50Mbps fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
CipherWave Metrofibre Networx R848 50Mbps / 50Mbps
CipherWave Waterfall Access Networks R848 50Mbps / 50Mbps
CipherWave Vumatel R888 50Mbps / 50Mbps
Cool Ideas, Webafrica Fibrehoods R899 50Mbps / 50Mbps
Cool Ideas Frogfoot R899 50Mbps / 50Mbps
Cool Ideas TT Connect R899 50Mbps / 50Mbps
Cool Ideas Mitsol R899 50Mbps / NA

100Mbps

Winners: Cool Ideas, RSAWeb, and Webafrica on Fibrehoods, Frogfoot, Mitsol, Octotel, and TT Connect

Cheapest 100Mbps Uncapped fibre prices
ISP Infrastructure Price Speeds (down/up)
Cool Ideas, Webafrica Fibrehoods R999 100Mbps / 50Mbps
Cool Ideas Frogfoot R999 100Mbps / 100Mbps
Cool Ideas Mitsol R999 100Mbps / NA
Cool Ideas, RSAWeb, Webafrica Octotel R999 100Mbps / 10Mbps
Cool Ideas TT Connect R999 100Mbps / 100Mbps
CipherWave Metrofibre Networx R1,088 100Mbps / 100Mbps
CipherWave Waterfall Access Networks R1,088 100Mbps / 100Mbps
CipherWave Vumatel R1,088 100Mbps / 100Mbps
Axxess Openserve R3,999 100Mbps / 25Mbps

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